ERIC Number: ED370302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Blueprint for Implementation of the Recommendations of the Regents Select Commission on Disability.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Regents Select Commission:on Disability.
This report outlines a strategy whereby New York's Regents Committee on Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities plans to implement recommendations of the New York State Board of Regents Select Commission on Disability. Implementation will begin with those recommendations that have the greatest near-term impact on improving access to quality educational, rehabilitation, and cultural services for all New Yorkers with disabilities. These recommendations include: increase placement of students in the least restrictive environment; critically review the Committee on Special Education process through which students access the educational services they need; establish and enforce performance standards based on individual outcomes; design a multiyear planning process supported by a database that will provide accurate, comprehensive information about persons with disabilities; and allow access to and transfer of assistive technology among programs based on the needs of the individual. In addition, the Committee recommends that the New York State Education Department address the issues of: improved and more sensitive preservice, inservice, and community training; prevention of birth defects and accidents; and smooth, effective transitions through the life course. Tables summarize planned actions, State Education Department activities that relate to those actions, implementation directions, and expected outcomes. (JDD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accessibility (for Disabled), Accident Prevention, Agency Cooperation, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Change Strategies, Congenital Impairments, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Mainstreaming, Rehabilitation, Statewide Planning, Training, Transitional Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Regents Select Commission:on Disability.
Identifiers: New York